Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

If you were waiting to find out who would be honored at this weekend’s “BET Awards” then wait no more. Grammy-winning songstress and R&B icon ANITA BAKER will be recognized with this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

According to the press release, Baker will be honored for her four decade career as a singer, songwriter, music trailblazer and all around diva! She is best known for burning up the R&B charts during the 80s and 90s with such classic smooth R&B ballads as “Sweet Love,” “Giving You the Best that I Got,” “Same Ole Love,” “Just Because,” “Good Love,” and “Body & Soul.” She was also one of leading music artists who defined the “Quiet Storm” radio format along with Sade, Luther Vandross, Babyface and Patti LaBelle to name a few.

Baker is currently living her best life and is performing around the country as part of a farewell concert series.

In addition to Ms. Baker, BET will recognize six individuals with the Humanitarian Heroes award:  James Shaw Jr. (disarmed Waffle House shooter), Naomi Wadler (11yr old speaker at March For Our Lives), Mamoudou Gassama (Climbed outside of building to save dangling 4-year-old), Justin Blackman (only student to walk out of his High School on National Student Walk-Out Day), Shaun King (journalist who has been instrumental in covering untold stories in the black community), Anthony Borges (Parkland Victim/Hero who threw himself in line of fire – shot 5 times). The bravery and strength of the highlighted 2018 honorees is truly exceptional.

This year’s show is hosted by Oscar winning actor and singer Jamie Foxx.

The  “BET Awards” 2018 will air LIVE on Sunday, June 24 at 8 pm ET from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA.

Photo Credit: YouTube/Anita Baker Body & Soul

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